O/A Rank Top-10 QB's
2 Marcus Mariota
6 Jameis Winston
12 Brett Hundley
36 Connor Cook
53 Kevin Hogan
87 Sean Mannion
104 Bryce Petty
130 Dak Prescott
143 Shane Carden
159 Gunner Kiel
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NFL 2015 Mock Draft Round 1
Selections 1-16

Drafttek.com uses a computer model to simulate a 7-round 2015 NFL Mock Draft. Each team has an analyst who supplies data on 2015 NFL Draft team needs. The team needs are matched up against a list of 2015 NFL Draft prospect rankings (aka "Big Board") in order to generate each selection in our 2015 NFL Mock Draft.





October 3, 2014 - 2015 Mock Draft: 1 Round

Should they opt to turn pro, Oregon QB Marcus Mariota and UCLA signal caller Brett Hundley will have no problem finding employment as the Titans, Rams and Bucs may all be shopping at that position. Also lets not rule out the Jets or Browns from contention if their young prospects don't show adequate progress.



1 Oakland
Leonard Williams
    USC
    DE43
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
290
Alternate Pick #1
Cedric Ogbuehi
Alternate Pick #2
Amari Cooper
With a change in coaching and a team full of needs, the Raiders could go in just about any direction with this pick- although Derek Carr's presence on the roster makes Marcus Mariota unlikely here. That being said, the Raiders' makeshift defensive line is old and not particularly good, making Williams, the versatile Trojans' DL and arguably the draft's top prospect, an early target at this spot.
2 Jacksonville
Randy Gregory
    Nebraska
    DE43
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
255
Alternate Pick #1
Vic Beasley
Alternate Pick #2
Dante Fowler Jr
Jacksonville has one of the worst defensive units in the NFL. Even though they rank 2nd in the league in sacks (12) they still aren't getting consistent game-changing pressure on opposing QB's. Randy Gregory, the speedy Cornhusker D-End, is the premier edge rusher entering the draft. The Jags could use the 6'6 255 lb playmaker as the Leo-backer in Gus Bradley's defensive scheme.
3 Tennessee
Marcus Mariota
    Oregon
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
211
Alternate Pick #1
Vic Beasley
Alternate Pick #2
Brett Hundley
Opening Weekend gave Titans' fans some hope that Jake Locker could be the answer. Unfortunately, since then, his play declined, and ended up missing Week Four due to a wrist injury. It's looking more and more likely that Tennessee will move on. Mariota may scare some fans because, much like Locker, he's a high-upside, mobile quarterback with accuracy issues. However, Mariota has a thicker build, and has shown significant improvement playing from the pocket, which will ease those concerns.
4 St Louis
Brett Hundley
    UCLA
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
227
Alternate Pick #1
Cedric Ogbuehi
Alternate Pick #2
Brandon Scherff
The Rams' QB situation is filled with question marks after the season-ending injury to Sam Bradford in the preseason. Austin Davis has performed admirably in Bradford's absence but isn't the long-term answer. One solution involves restructuring Bradford's contract and selecting a successor in the 2015 NFL Draft. Hundley's a dual-threat passer with size, arm talent, and abundant athleticism.
5 Washington
Vic Beasley
    Clemson
    OLB34
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
235
Alternate Pick #1
Cedric Ogbuehi
Alternate Pick #2
P.J. Williams
The Redskins' defense ended week 2 as the best in the league in multiple catergories. The pash rush was strong, the run defense stout, and the secondary was holding up well save for two big plays. Boy, did that change. Brian Orakpo, the 11.5 million-dollar man, has been a complete non-factor. No secondary can hold up for as long as the Redskins' anemic pass rush is asking for, so Vic Beasley could be a cheap (and probably more effective) replacement for Brian Orakpo in 2015 and moving forward.
6 NY Jets
Cedric Ogbuehi
    Texas A&M
    LOT
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
300
Alternate Pick #1
Brandon Scherff
Alternate Pick #2
Amari Cooper
The Jets have had struggles in a few different positions so far this season. QB, CB, and WR could all become an option here in our future CMD. For now we stick with O-Line and take the top-ranked Left Tackle on ourBig Board, Texas A&M standout, Cedric Ogbuehi. D'Brickashaw Ferguson has been in decline for a few years now. He has shown no real signs of a revival in the first 4 games of the season and with a cap figure of almost $12m this year, one can't help but feel a bit shortchanged.
7 Tampa Bay
Michael Bennett
    Ohio St
    DT43
    Reach/Value:     -8
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
288
Alternate Pick #1
Brandon Scherff
Alternate Pick #2
Kevin Hogan
With a Week Four win at Pittsburgh, hopefully the 2014 season can get turned around for the Bucs after starting out with three ugly losses. A new QB makes sense; however, the top two prospects (in the early going) are off the board already. There's Jameis Winston from nearby FSU, but we're betting on Winston heading back to Tallahassee for another season of seasoning. We'll take the easy road again by selecting Michael Bennett, a presumed replacement for Free Agent DT Gerald McCoy.
8 Minnesota
Landon Collins
    Alabama
    SS
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
215
Alternate Pick #1
Amari Cooper
Alternate Pick #2
P.J. Williams
The Vikings are the latest team to suffer the CBS Thursday Night curse, so we'll chalk up the 42-10 thumping at Green Bay to voodoo. The team could go in any of several directions here, Georgia RB Todd Gurley is a rare runner who might be deserving of a top-10 selection. Safefy doesn't seem a critical issue with Harrison Smith playing so well (#2 at the position according to ProFootballFocus.com), but Smith will be a Free Agent in 2016. Adding a top-notch banger like Landon Collins will upgrade the entire defense.



9 New Orleans
P.J. Williams
    Florida St
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
190
Alternate Pick #1
Dante Fowler Jr
Alternate Pick #2
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
The Saints' D can still use additional help on defense at any and all positions, and they could be an immediately better unit with the addition of P.J. Williams. The current Seminole is a hard-hitter, who can play both CB and Safety, has phenomenal natural ability and has size and speed to stick with top wideouts. Though only a Junior at the time of the 2015 NFL Draft, I'm sure he'll end up being in the mix (and Top 15-20) at that point.
10 Cleveland
Brandon Scherff
    Iowa
    ROT
    Reach/Value:     +4
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
315
Alternate Pick #1
Dante Fowler Jr
Alternate Pick #2
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
Scherff, the All American presumptive, is strictly a BPA pick here. When was the last time that happened, Browns fans? Many analysts even project Scherff to be a Top Five pick in 2015. He will bolster the Offensive Line, keeping the QB clean.
11 Miami
Benardrick McKinney
    Mississippi St
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
245
Alternate Pick #1
Todd Gurley
Alternate Pick #2
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
This athletic freak, known by the name Benardrick, could be what Miami needs to change their fortunes in the AFC East. McKinney, Miss. State's defensive leader, is only a RS Soph. this season but has the potential to be the best defensive player in the SEC. NFL.com named him one of their "14 Freakish Athletes" to watch in College Football. After the neverending MLB rotation for the 'phins, it may be time to find their true defensive Captain.
12 Carolina
Andrus Peat
    Stanford
    LOT
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
312
Alternate Pick #1
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
Alternate Pick #2
Amari Cooper
So the Panthers are finding out that Byron Bell is not the answer at Left Tackle. And Cam is in desperate need of an upgrade to his line. Andrus Peat has the prototypical size and surprising athletecism. At 6'7, 313 lbs. Peat is a clear upgrade to the current line. Look for him to start for the next 10 years in Carolina. ~Erin Ford, Panthers Analyst (@PanthersDrafter)
13 Cleveland
Dante Fowler Jr
    Florida
    OLB34
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
261
Alternate Pick #1
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
Alternate Pick #2
Amari Cooper
Browns fans will root hard for any team playing Buffalo, who dealt this pick to the Browns in order to draft WR Sammy Watkins. At the quarter-pole of the 2015 season, we are left wondering when the Browns' defense will arrive. In any event, keep an eye on Fowler, the Seminoles' full-spectrum OLB. ~Mike Sudds, Browns Analyst
14 Pittsburgh
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
    Oregon
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
185
Alternate Pick #1
Trae Waynes
Alternate Pick #2
Ronald Darby
Quarterbacks opposing the Steeler secondary are currently playing with a 97.0 QB rating and of the starters, only nickel back William Gay is under contract for next year. The Steelers' strategy of taking late round fliers on cornerbacks has come home to roost and they desperately need one if not two corners early in the draft. Ekpre-Olomu has speed, physicality, experience playing off-man, and is a quality tackler; sounds like an ideal Steeler corner.
15 Atlanta
Amari Cooper
    Alabama
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
205
Alternate Pick #1
Todd Gurley
Alternate Pick #2
Sammie Coates
Roddy White is entering his 10th season . . . doesn't seem possible does it? Although no one is anxious to show him the door, the WR position requires two to three years to master the intricacies of the NFL game versus the college game and the Falcons would be well-advised to plan ahead for Julio Jones' new running buddy. When the #1 player at any position is available, you snatch him up and the underclassman from Alabama has all the talent in the world to succeed at the next level.
16 Chicago
Shaq Thompson
    Washington
    OLB43
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
231
Alternate Pick #1
Shilique Calhoun
Alternate Pick #2
Kurtis Drummond
Lance Briggs is starting to slow down, and the Great Shea Experiment is proving to be questionable at best. It's clear that he and Bostic make for great depth at the second level, but an explosive athlete with a nose for the ball is needed at the Sam position. Thompson is a 6'3, 240 lb human missile, and a perfect fit for this defense. A former Safety, he has exceptional cover skills, but also the speed/strength combo to shed blockers and create TFLs. He would start immediately in Chicago.

Traded Round 1 Picks:
Cleveland gets Buffalo 1st round pick (Sammy Watkins)

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Big Ten Conference
Big Board Rankings
O/A Rank Big 10 Conference
Top-40 Players
Psn
5 Brandon Scherff
Iowa
ROT
9 Randy Gregory
Nebraska
DE43
22 Devin Funchess
Michigan
TE
24 Melvin Gordon
Wisconsin
RBF
39 Carl Davis
Iowa
DE34
42 Doran Grant
Ohio State
CB
82 Stefon Diggs
Maryland
WRF
83 Chi Chi Ariguzo
Northwestern
OLB43
90 Ameer Abdullah
Nebraska
RBC
99 Tevin Coleman
Indiana
RBF
107 Jake Ryan
Michigan
OLB43
162 Frank Clark
Michigan
DE43
164 Tyler Kroft
Rutgers
TE
169 Chris Carter
Ohio State
DT34
173 Deion Barnes
Penn State
OLB34
183 Warren Herring
Wisconsin
DT43
203 Ibraheim Campbell
Northwestern
SS
209 Taiwan Jones
Michigan State
OLB43
229 Tony Lippett
Michigan State
WRF
242 Darius Kilgo
Maryland
DT43
246 Gary Nova
Rutgers
QB
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